Spot wrote:Let's not judge Wanda too harshly.
Whether or not Stanley is a colossal boophead, the fact remains that Wanda is not to be trusted. I am leaving a standing prediction that she will attempt to form a side. You can already tell from the summer updates that since acquiring her Arkenpliers, she has all but ignored her fellows, except to demonstrate her newfound power.
Not to be trusted... by Stanley. Which, all things considered, merely means that she is sane.
As for ignoring her fellows... she's no doubt busy in high-level meetings with Stanley and Stanley's newest-in-a-long-series prettyboy Chief Warlord, attempting to manipulate Stanley into giving orders that aren't completely insane, and making him think that the non-insane orders were his idea in the first place.
If I were in Parson's place I'd be thanking my lucky stars that Wanda was there to do the job of keeping Stanley occupied, leaving the others free to go about their (my) business.
In fact, if I were (a) in Parson's place, and (b) somewhat sneaky
, I'd *really* be thanking my lucky stars that Ansom, Wanda, and Stanley were elsewhere, while I solidified my hold of genuine non-thinkamancy personal loyalty upon Maggie and Sizemore.
Thinking as a hypothetical sneaky person in Parson's place: Someday, Maggie will be in a position to do another "Misty", and when that day comes, I'd want her to (a) be personally loyal to me and hold my interests in high esteem, and (b) be somewhat distant and estranged from both Wanda and Stanley... so that if push ever came to shove, it wouldn't be me that got shoved.
Anyway... I was simply trying to think of the situation logically, from the POV of someone who was there.